102 S. Winooski Avenue
Burlington, VT 05401
SUCCEED is an innovative post-secondary education program for students with intellectual disabilities and autism, provided by Howard Center in collaboration with area colleges. Students have the opportunity to participate in four program areas: Student Housing/Independent Living, Education, Campus Life, and Career Development. SUCCEED provides students with the tools to live more independently while actively participating in a true college experience. Students graduate with the ability to live in their own apartment, develop meaningful friendships, obtain fulfilling employment and establish social connections within their community.
|Public or private:||Public|
|Type of school:||
SUCCEED is a supportive post-secondary education and independent living program offered by Howard Center, which is a large community support agency in Burlington, VT. SUCCEED is a 2-3 year program that works in collaboration with area colleges and universities.
|Is this program a federally funded TPSID program?||No|
|Students in this program:||Have graduated or exited from high school|
|Number of students:||14|
|Description of our summer transition program:||
SUCCEED is a year-round program, which includes a summer semester. Incoming fall students participate in a number of transition events over the summer, prior to enrollment.
|Deadline to apply to this program:||March 1, 2019|
|Requirements for admission to this program:||
|Please indicate which disabilities students in this program have:||
|Program length:||3 years|
|Acceptance, Retention, and Completion Rates|
|Percent of students applying who are admitted:||50%|
|Cost of the program:||Supports provided in SUCCEED are funded through Vermont Medicaid Waiver. Students are responsible for covering monthly room & board fees as well as college course tuition.|
|Is this program able to provide federal financial aid as a Comprehensive Transition Program (CTP)?||We are not a CTP, and have no plans to become one.|
|Students pay for the program in the following ways:||
|Students take these types of "typical" courses (with students who don't have disabilities):||
|Students take courses that are only for students in this program:||Yes|
|Information on special classes:||
In addition to integrated college level courses, students also take SUCCEED seminars with program peers, which teach life skills such as self-advocacy, critical thinking and personal financial management.
|Classroom/academic time spent only with other students in this program:||Between 25% of the time and half the time|
|Percent of students in this program have paid work while attending the program:||75%|
|Other career development activities are:||
|Percent of students in this program that had paid work after exiting the program:||75%|
|We offer the following specialized credentials:||
|Housing is provided to students:||Yes|
|Housing options available:||
|Students participate in student organizations on campus:||No|
|Proportion of time spent only with other students in this program:||About half the time|
|Students have participated in these social/extracurricular activities and organizations:||
Magic the Gathering groups, Anime groups, chorus, photography groups.